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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Wisconsin - Milwaukee is an above-average public university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 18,137 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wisconsin - Milwaukee acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Nursing, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 44% of students, Wisconsin - Milwaukee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,300.
2200 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
About Wisconsin - Milwaukee...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Horizon League

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UW Milwaukee Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
August 12
SAT Range
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,555/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,560/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.179 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.179 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    28%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    7%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
18,137Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,200
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
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  • You will see them all!
    39%
  • Diversity
    35%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Tired
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Motivated
    3%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.224 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.284 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
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  • Diverse
    60%
  • Go Panthers!!
    11%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Reliable
    9%
  • Unengaged commuter school
    3%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Passive
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.113 responses
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I have been taking online classes since the past spring semester and through the summer with my summer term. The university uses Canvas and I have to say it is a wonderful platform. I am privileged enough to have a laptop and wifi access which has certainly made that easier. While online classes have their own learning curves, the professors have made a great effort to film lectures, facilitate discussion, and keep an open dialogue with students so the class can constantly be growing and evolving in this new world. I do have some grievances, but not specifically with the university. Pearson is the biggest scam ever! I pay thousands of dollars through my university and then Pearson makes students pay additional fees to use their services which are crucial to the class. The university should include those fees in the tuition for the class, which may even make it cheaper per student since they would be bundling all students for one purchase.
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is a wonderful school. I was first introduced to the university by way of their film program, which happens to be one of the best in the country. After a year I decided that film, and maybe college, was not right for me. I took a gap year (1.5 years to be accurate) and worked full time while pursing my passion for rock climbing. Returning to university was a tough decision, racked with time commitments and debt galore. The university was really wonderful in moments like this, they made the transition back to full time student hassle-free, my new counselor is kind and knowledgable, and the processing of going online for covid has been handled quite well. My only complaint is with the college of letters and sciences at the university. Being the broadest section of the school, the counselors have many students under them, thus they are unable to dedicate the adequate amount of time or care to each student. Either pay them more or hire more counselors!
I love the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee! The campus itself is the perfect size, it is only a ten-minute walk across campus. The academic advisers here are very helpful and try to help you as much as they can, as do all the teachers and professors. The teachers here really care for you. There is so much diversity here as well, I enjoy seeing that, especially in today's society. From my experience, I never had anything I would like to see change in the campus. I enjoy this campus so much and am even planning on staying here for grad school as well.